6 Hurt When Car Jumps Curb, Then Rear-Ends Another Car in Center City

Three pedestrians and three people in a car were hurt Friday evening when a driver apparently lost control of his vehicle on a busy Center City, Philadelphia, street, police said.

One of the pedestrians was very seriously injured, police said, in the crash at 10th and Chestnut streets near Jefferson University Hospital.

The six victims were rushed into the hospital, with nurses running out to attend to the wounded people.

The driver of the out-of-control car remained at the scene and is being questioned by investigators, police said.

All three pedestrians were women, ages 36, 51 and 64, and each suffered "serious and/or severe head, neck, and spinal injuries," a police official at the scene said. They are each in critical condition, with the 64-year-old most seriously hurt.

The other three people injured were in another vehicle struck.

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